Technician Apprentice

at Gunn Automotive Group

San Antonio, TX

Posted on Sep. 19, 2016

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The Technician Apprentice is responsible for performing required repairs, maintenance, service, etc. as per authorized repair orders.

Minimum Qualifications:
•Basic mechanical knowledge and experience
•Valid driver's license and driving record consistent with company policy and insurance carrier requirement
•Reports directly to Service Director/Assistant Service Director/Shop Foreman and Master Technician
•Interacts on a daily basis with Service Dispatcher, Service Manager, Parts Counterman, Stockers, Porters and customers
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
•Good communication skills, including an ability to effectively communicate with parts department personnel, service dispatcher, and service manager
•Good reading skills, including an ability to read and understand repair orders and technical bulletins
•Good writing skills, including an ability to create written analyses of necessary repairs and performed repairs
•Good mathematical skills, including an ability to formulate charge estimates
•Excellent analytical and diagnostic skills, including an ability to analyze technical problems and malfunctions and formulate necessary repairs
•Excellent mechanical skills, including an ability to perform technical repairs
•Ability to operate vehicles (automatic and standard transmissions)
•Good computer skills and ability to operate diagnostic equipment
•Ability to distinguish colors to perform electrical repairs
•Ability to transport a minimum of 25 pounds or more with assistance
•Ability to access applicable areas of the vehicle and to perform repairs
•Ability to stand six to eight hours per shift
Essential Job Functions:
•Receive repair orders from dispatcher and service manager and take to stall area
•Perform work as outlined on repair order with efficiency and accuracy in accordance with dealership and factory standards
•Diagnose cause of any malfunction and perform repair as authorized
•Adjust, maintain, and repair vehicles
•Install and remove used and new parts on vehicles
•Communicate with parts department to obtain needed parts
•Save and tag parts if the job is under warranty or if requested by the customer and/or directed by management
•Examine the vehicle to determine if additional safety or service work is required
•Inform service dispatcher or service manager of status of R.O.'s
•Advise service manager and/or service dispatcher immediately if additional work is needed, if outlined work is not needed, or if repairs cannot be completed within the time promised
•Provide written analysis of problem, repairs performed, and additional recommended repairs as noted and estimate of charges
•Road-test vehicles when required or refer to the test technician, keeping in mind that customers' vehicles should not be used for personal errands
•Supervise work of any apprentice technicians as assigned
•Road-test vehicles to quality-check work performed
•Return repair order to dispatcher upon completion
•Must be punctual in attendance
•Must be present during normal hours of operation or as directed by management
•Perform any other duties that may be deemed essential to fulfill the functions of the position employees, or compliment Gunn's efforts generally

Equipment and Materials Used:
•Diagnostic equipment
•Hand tools
•Various sealers
•Cleaning solvents and agents
•Adhesives
•Service equipment
•Computer
•Power tools

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements:
This is a physical demanding position.
•Stand at least eight (8) to ten (10) hours per shift and walk up to two (2) miles in eight (8) hours
•Vertically transport parts and equipment weighing a minimum of 25 pounds or more with assistance from one (1) to fifty-five (55) inches, eight (8) times per hour and horizontally transport same a distance of five (5) feet without mechanical assistance
•Horizontally transport parts and equipment to/from vehicle requiring forces up to twenty-five (25) pounds a distance of fifty (50) feet, ten (10) times per hour
•Use hand tools requiring upper body push/pull forces of forty (40) pounds, twenty (20) times per hour
•Use pneumatic tools requiring grip forces of thirty (35) pounds on hundred (100) times per hour
•Perform repetitive posture movements to access vehicle at sixty-five (65) inches, one hundred (100) times per hour
•Use hoist and test equipment as needed
•Perform ladder-type climbing up to ten (10) steps in one (1) hour
•Access spaces with entries sixteen (16) inches and work in spaces with fifty (50) inch headroom
•Road test vehicles as needed
•Be exposed to noise, vibration, dust, exhaust fumes, and other hazardous and non-hazardous materials
•Work in a non-climate controlled environment, requiring tolerance of outside temperatures, including excessive heat, cold and precipitation

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